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over. ♪ >> mr. obama is back in washington. his response to the crisis in egypt continues to come under fire. >> for us to sit by and watch this happen is a violation of everything that we stood for. >> the administration is not signaling any major shift in policy. >> we're going to have a bill in egypt and have to sus. end our aid. >> it shows nothing but american weakness. >> i don't knowian senator paul is so out of wac about this. >> this all started with him say wiig don't have room for libertarian republicans. the party's big enough for both of us. >> stop, question frisk have made new york city the safest big city. >> stop and frick is abandoned will, people die? >> no question, violent crime will go up. violence is happening disproportionately enough of minority communities. >> it's a slippery slope. >> like burning down the house to rid it of mice. ♪ we open a new week with the president back in d.c. after a family vacation on martha's vineyard facing questions how his administration will handle two vital concerns to the nation. internationally, there's still a question of ho
of another march on washington or at least a commemoration of it. >> well, he might need to deliver some of the same speech that never got heard. dr. king's introduction was in a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. when the architects of the republic wrote magnificent words of the constitution and declaration of independence, they were signing a promissory note to every american which every prey american would fall heir. and if you look at the constitution as a promissory note for the fulfillment of the unaable rights of all human beings, everything you talk about is the human race. and i think this was never a black march. this was the march and the dream was a dream that made a southern movement a national movement and an international human rights movement all at once. it probably changed from civil rights to human rights. and it included all of the other factions. women were not mentioned in the constitution. gay and lesbian folk were not mentioned in the constitution. all of the immigrant issue was -- well, everybody was an immigrant when the constitution was w
:57, the least productive employees in america left washington for five weeks holiday. nice work if you can get it. ♪ >> the stakes couldn't be higher. >> there's a gone campaigning side outside the oval office. >> if i had poll numbers as low as his. >> how about a grand bargain for middle class jobs. >> no jobs bill, no budget bill. the threat of shutting down government. >> the one threatening to shut down the government is the president. >> majority leader. >> sit down and shut up, okay? >> 40 meaningless votes to repeal obama care. >> finally defund obama care. >> you're delivering no meaningful information. >> you're going to go back to your districts and explain. >> it's an aimless congress falling into chaos. >> it's pathetic. >> we're just slightly ahead of genghis kahn apartment communist party in popularity. >> i'm not the least bit concerned about what some might wand to describe as perception. >> i've run my last campaign. i don't need to spin. >> i'm sure the august recess will have our members in a better mood when they come back. ♪ ♪ holiday road, oh >>> ah, yes, it is tha
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washington post." joy, i apologize for comparing british parliamentary history with speaker boehner, but there was the parliament of dunces in 1404, when lawyers were banned. then there was the adult parliament of 1614. has speaker boehner managed to -- the addled and the dunces umpgts and then throw in the do-nothing congress that we had in this fair country. i think the funniest part was the part in the introwhen they said they were going on recess. i had no idea they were actually there. they don't do anything. they may as well. >> this is their summer recess. the wind and spring recess, and now the fall recess. >> it's that you are solstice. the bottom line is this congress is attempting -- i guess, to distract themselves by going back in time and repealing things that are settled law. even the supreme court whose majority is conservative has already ratified it. this is done, in the past, let it go, reps. >> absolutely not. david, i think your plans to see hootie and the blowfish are over now that ted cruz and jim demint are going -- i know tickets are vail from the taliban. wo
to say it's not always washington's priority. a good job with good wages, a good education, a home of your own, cornerstones of what it means to be middle class. what's become a barrier, the soaring cost of higher education. this country is only as strong as our next generation. if you work hard, study hard, and are responsible, here in america, you can make it if you try. >>> even as this pecks increasingly crucial to get into the middle class, the cost of a college education is going further and further out of reach. with the average student borrower graduating more than $26,000 in dead. at the university of buffalo today, the president said that has to change. >> higher education is still the best ticket to upward mobility. if we don't do something about keeping it within reach, it will create problems for economic mobility for generations to come. that's not acceptable. >>> to help make that change hahn happen, the president is propose a plan to tie federal aid to the schools offering, using a variety of metrics to reward the schools helping students from all -- if enacted it w
washington. andrea, it's always great to talk to you on issues like this. i think what we're seeing is this sort of steady escalation in the rhetoric we're hearing out of the administration and members of congress. give me your reaction to what you heard from secretary of state kerry and from the white house today. >> this has been endeniably forceful, explicit, about as literal as they will be saying that a chemical attack took place. there is no doubt about. the only small doubt was whether it was from the regime. they made it clear it is from the assad regime. they said what secretary kerry said in an impassioned extraordinary speech from the podium at the state department, if there were any doubt that the regime was responsible, it was erased by the fact they tried to cover it up and wouldn't let will the u.n. weapons inspectors in. he said the u.n. team itself will not be dispositive because they were only looking at whether an attack took place and they do have more intelligence which they will be distributing and making public about the level of the attack. dhe clearly have p
island and joel rubin with us from washington. congressman, i'll start with you. you supported the president and have been asking a lot of tough questions what the end game is in in syria. are you reassured by what you heard today? >> just a short time ago, i was on the phone in a conference call with the president's national security team and the conference call in the situation room of the white house. they made a compelling case if terms of laying out unclassified evidence to the degree they could as to the fact that we -- what we p we no about this attack that occurred using chemical weapons on the 21st of this month. the fact that there is a significant chain of evidence that shows that there was significant planning and execution orders that took place and the president right now is reviewing the options that have been given to him by his national security team and he's considering what action to take in response if any to the syrian government's use of chemical weapons against its own people. this attacking is horrific, it's led to over 1,000 deaths of innocent civilians
and harder just to get by. and reversing this trend should be, must be washington's highest priority. it's my highest priority. i want to make sure that in america, it doesn't matter what you look like, where you come from, who you love, you should be able to make it when you try. you should be able to make it. now, unfortunately for the last year or so, we've had an endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals that shift focus away from what do we need to do to shore up middle class families and create ladders of opportunity for folks to get into the middle class. and as washington heads towards another budget debate, the stakes could not be higher. and that's why i'm traveling around, laying out my ideas for how we have to build the cornerstones of what it means to be middle class. a good job with good wages. a home to call your own. a good education. affordable health care that's there for you when you get sick. a secure retirement even if you're not rich. the opportunity, the ladders of opportunity for people to earn their way into the middle class. to work th
wider and wider. >> i put forward a strategy for breaking through the washington log jam. >> all republicans want to repeal and replace obama care. >> we ought to be judged how many laws we repeal. >> shutting down the government because i'm for keeping it open. >> let me be clear, i don't trust the republicans. >> absoluting down the republicans is not the right thing to do. >> none of these bills you passed is going to become law. >> washington is willing to set aside politics and focus on and what matters. >> why not stick around instead of taking a five-week vacation. ♪ it's a cruel, cruel summer ♪ ♪ leaving me here on my own >> good afternoon, we are following breaking news at this hour. new york yankees third baseman alex rodriguez is one of 13 major league players suspended today for using performance-enhancing drugs. rodriguez was handed a 211-game suspension but he will be eligible to play pending an appeal. and we'll have much more on that ahead, including reaction from new york mayoral candidate bill de blasio. we begin with a high stakes week outside the capitol
this country, nearly every state marking this moment. joining me now from washington, congresswoman eleanor holmes norton, democrat washington, d.c. who worked in the march organizing office in harlem 50 years ago, an historian michael beschloss, msnbc analyst, eugene robinson and chris matthews host of "hardball" "hardball." i'm fighting back the tears. i think that's the first time in my life, i am 43, that i saw the entire speech. it is amazing. you were there. you helped organize and i read an article where you said you didn't know if he would be able to measure up. all day you had heard incredible speakers and then dr. king came on. tell me again how that day was for you. >> well, i think he had an incredible challenge because what history has forgotten is how extraordinairery were all of the six civil rights leaders wowed me. but i have to tell you, he has just done it again to me. and as i listened, i understand how he did it. the bible has pair bes, you make people understand by talking about things that they can touch and feel. well, king, if you listen to it, used parables. you kn
and tics meaning blood sucking parasites. that firly will describes the state of affairs in washington today. >> welcome back from a wild weekend income iowa full of sound and fury, signifying perhaps the way too early start of the 2016 presidential race. yes, the iowa caucuses are still more than 28 months away. but that isn't stopping those with an eye on the oval office descending on the hawkeye state. from the weekend social conservative summit to next month's steak fril featuring vice president joe biden, we will cast our gaze into the future just ahead. but we begin with the fierce urgency of now and two major developments in the area of criminal justice reform. earlier today in a major repudiation of new york's controversial stop and frisk policy, a federal judge ruled the tactic violates the constitutional rights of minorities. the judge ruled that by systematically stopping innocent people mainly blacks and latinos and searching them for contraband, stop and frisk demonstrated a widespread disregard for the fourth and 14th amendments. calling it a policy of indirect racial pro
we're coming up on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. clearly as someone who lived in the jim crow south, give us your assessment how far we've come over the course of this 50 years. >> we've come very far. look, when i was coming along, i said to someone earlier today, when i went away to college, even when i graduated from college, there wasn't a single african-american elected to the state legislature. in fact, i think if my memory serves, there was only one african-american elected to a county commission down in buford, south carolina. and we see what we currently have. i think that when you look at the impact of the civil rights act of 1964, the voting rights act of 1965, you've got to admit that we have come a long, long ways. that's not our problem. our problem is, whether or not we have learned those lessons of our history. whether or not we can understand that anything that's happened before can happen again. and we'll beginning to see some things happening again. legislatures throughout the south, members using the words nullification and interposition in
. operating orders to use live ammo if necessary. as president obama returns to washington this weekend, he's expected to reassess our policies toward egypt in an attempt to wield whatever influence we still have. and hopefully, to work towards bringing this conflict to a swift and peaceful conclusion. let's get right to the nbc news foreign correspondent ayman mew ja who dean. the day of rage, assess for us the level of violence we're seeing right now. >> sure. we're seeing a very varying degree of violence in different protests that took place across the country. here in cairo, mo are than 28 different marches were organized to converge in this one major square. throughout the course confident day, we've seen for ourselves as well as images on local satellite channels here' footage of civilians wielding weapons, firing weapons in the air and in some cases attacking government buildings, residential areas. so according to at least some of the evidence that we've seen, there was definitely enough to suggest that not all of these peaceful demonstrators or these demonstrations were peaceful.
the an urgent deficit crisis. the only crisis we have is one that's manufactured in washington and it's ideological. and the basic notion is that we shouldn't be helping people get health care and we shouldn't be helping kids talking about even deeper cuts in programs like head start. even deeper cuts in education support. you know, that's like eating your corn seed. >> a little home spun which is come from the president there with more to come this hour as the president makes remarks with vice president joe biden in biden's hometown of scranton, pennsylvania. but right now, we want to go to washington and naacp and chairman emeritus julian bond. thank you so much for being here. we want to get into a little bit of the politics. i would be remiss if we didn't talk about the march on washington, the 50th anniversary coming up this weekend on into wednesday. as a veteran of that movement, can you give us a big picture where we are 50 years on? >> well, we're on -- i would say about halfway to dr. king's dream if that far. but what he dreamed about hasn't been realized yet. the poll in t
inequality must be one of washington's highest priorities. my question to you is, which policy approach? is it taxation? is it investment in infrastructure and education? where do we start to just start addressing this issue of inequality? >> the system is completely rigged. the income is going to the top, people in the middle are falling. people at the bottom are barely hanging on. >> all the statistics prove it. >> the system is rigged for the powerful interest groups. it's rigged for wall street, which not only takes home unbelievable amounts of wealth and causes massive destruction, but then gets bailed out trillions of dollars when it does so. it's rigged for the health care industry, which is by far the most expensive in the world. jennifer, the school teacher, pays health care bills that are completely out of sight compared to any other country, and of course, there are people who are on the beneficiary end of that, these companies that make a fortune, that are completely out of sight. it's rigged for big oil, and the fossil fuel energy industry, and it's rigged for the military
, political columnist for the "washington post." professor, i want to read a statement that ted cruz sent to the dallas morning news, sent out today. said the dallas morning news said i may technically have dual citizenship. assuming that is true, sure, i would renounce any canadien citizenship. nothing against canada, but i'm an american by birth. as a u.s. senator, i believe i should only be an american. professor michael eric jackson, have we officially entered the age of birther irony? >> ironic to be sure. first of all, are you really reading the dallas newspaper to determine your citizenship? that alone is worthy of some deconstruction. but what's interesting here is that is the ironies never cease to amaze me here. and the bitter hypocrisy of the right. now why don't we have a controversy here? because canada is not as nefarious as being born in kenya, the dark continent? so the reality is that you know, if it was good enough for the goose, it's good enough for the gander. if it's good enough for the donkey, it's good enough for the elephant. so i think here that the republicans ar
't answer the question, and i concede the point it will not solve the problem. >>> the march on washington is over, but that means it's time to take to the streets of this fast-food nation. [ chanting ] ♪ ♪ we go, go, we don't have to go solo ♪ ♪ fire, fire, you can take me higher ♪ ♪ take me to the mountains, start a revolution ♪ ♪ hold my hand, we can make, we can make a contribution ♪ ♪ brand-new season, keep it in motion ♪ ♪ 'cause the rhyme is the reason ♪ ♪ break through, man, it doesn't matter who you're talking to ♪ [ male announcer ] completely redesigned for whatever you love to do. the all-new nissan versa note. your door to more. ♪ >>> that meager income otherwise known as the federal minimum wage has driven thousands in dozens of american cities interest the streets for a general strike today. the protesters say they want a living wage, $15 an hour so they don't have to rely on food stamps. and they want the right to form a labor union. several chains issued statements defending the opportunities they provide their workforce, which increasingly
defunding the affordable care act again. he said this would precipitate another crisis in washington. i'm assuming, he said, they won't take that path. he also said that he spoke to speaker boehner just before the house recessed for their summer break. the final question that he addressed was on comprehensive immigration reform arguing again that something needs to be done. and, again, chiding republicans he said internal republican caucus politics is the problem, and that's what the american people do not want us to worry about. i want to bring in our panel here. with us in new york is msnbc political analyst joan walsh, editor at large for salon.com, jonathan alter and in bethlehem, pennsylvania, professor james peterson of lehigh university. welcome to all of you. i want to go right to pete williams on the nsa. pete, you heard the president lay out four changes that he wanted to make, reforming section 215 with new safeguards, greater transparency and also the creation of some kind of new independent body. your reaction to the president on the surveillance issue. >> right. what the p
on washington, such a historic moment, dr. martin luther king's letter from birmingham jail which was so influential in its content, does it not seem extraordinary to you, the reality is we're having to watch governors do something that is the direct opposite of what those fighters for civil rights fought for? >> yeah, and martin, more than that, i think it's to the everlasting shame of the five-member conservative majority rt to include clarence thomas whose family would have been targeted for just such an effort where he is from, for them 50 years after the march on washington to gut the voting rights act, to say that 50 years after people marched and indict for the right to vote in this country, we don't need that anymore and to hope the flood gates which were immediately is followed by a response from southern states within hours, texas, north carolina immediately moved to restrict the right to vote. no shame about it. i think it is to the shame of the supreme court's conservative majority. it is to the shame of these governors in these states that the 50 years on as we're about to c
against protesters in egypt. >> it was predictable but wasn't predicted unfortunately in washington. >> we very called on the military and security forces to show restraint. >> now you have this massive crackdown. >> the world is watching what is happening in cairo. >> this one looks like it is about to get very ugly. >> we begin with flash point egypt and cairo descending into deadly blood shed and chaos after security forces moved into to clear camped occupied by supports of ousted president morsi. a nighttime curfew is now in effect along with a one-month declaration of emergency and with it a return to emergency law. egyptian health officials report hundreds killed, thousands wounded. at a white house briefing from martha's vineyard, deputy spokesman josh ernest called for restraint and con demtd the violence. >> the united states strongly condemns the use of violence against protesters in egypt. violence will make it more difficult to move egypt forward on a path to lasting stability and democracy. >> and just a short time ago, secretary of state john kerry joined the condemnation but
, and jonathan capehart with the "washington post." i'll begin with you, mr. capehart. republicans appear to have a real anger with harry reid who had the temerity to suggest possibly that some of the opposition to the president might possibly have something to do with race. and they act as though that idea is somehow completely far-fetched and impossible to conceive. >> the thing that i find most hilarious is that the republican party -- i shouldn't say the republican party -- certain members of the republican party get very upset if you talk about race. you're playing the race card if you just talk about the fact that race might possibly be why somebody, anybody is angry about fill in the blank, whether it's the president, whether it's trayvon martin, george zimmerman, you go down the list. i can't take any of these eruptions on the right seriously when they're talk -- when they're talking about race. i mean, i would love for them to talk about -- to talk about issues of race seriously. it seems like the serious conversations that happen on issues of race come from the center and certainly come
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